Duke, UNC visit Devin Booker

By Robert White

Five-star prospect Devin Booker has attracted a lot of attention as of late. Now, the current No.19 prospect in the class of 2014 has had Duke and North Carolina visit in the past week.

Both colleges are at this stage simply evaluating the 6-foot-4, 186-pound wing at this point, but Booker has seen interest fly in from across the nation.

In front of high-major college coaches late last month, Booker produced a 34-point game whilst leading his Moss Point team to a 63-60 over Greenville-Weston High School. Michigan, a team Booker says have been keeping contact for some time, were in the building and they’ve been trying hard to land him, as have Missouri (Booker is the son of Missouri basketball legend Melvin Booker, assistant coach at Moss Point), while the likes of Michigan State, Florida, Georgetown and Alabama have also shown interest.

Booker has spent 2013 attempting to transition to the point guard position and while he initially experience some difficulties there, he is now looking far more comfortable and has maintained a season average of slightly under 30 points per game.

It’s not quite sure when Booker will make his decision and the wait could still be a long one. He plans to visit Duke and Florida at the end of the high school season.

Duke have secured a solid 2013 recruiting class (headed by Jabari Parker, Matt Jones and Semi Ojeleye), but have not yet signed any talent for 2014. Booker has stated in the past that playing under coach Mike Krzyzewski would be a dream, but it’s now obvious that the competition for the No.3 shooting guard in the nation has begun circling.

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